Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Michael Totten: Well Done!

Home Run for independent journalist Michael Totten:

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. military says it is taking steps to alleviate conditions at the Fallujah city jail in Iraq after recent visitors found a filthy, overcrowded facility.

"They are being fed now," Lt. Col. Michael Callanan said of the prisoners, who until recently had to provide their own food or starve. Callanan, the point man for the U.S. military on rule-of-law issues in Anbar province, spoke to United Press International in a phone interview Monday.

Kelly's visit followed a report on conditions at the jail by independent journalist Michael Totten. Totten found a facility built to hold 120 prisoners housing 900 without even minimal provision for sanitation or hygiene.

Well done, Michael. I'm a nobody blogger, but I'll point this out to some of the big names.

Update Welcome, Ace of Spades HQ fans!

Update 2: Michael Totten's original post can be found here.


Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you for finding this. I never would have known about it if you hadn't.

Michael J. Totten

Bob said...

Had it not been for your reporting, which I read on your site, I would have never paid attention to the story I saw this morning, Michael. Kudos again for your reporting, you made a real difference in some people's lives, even if they are the sort who won't much appreciate it.